Budai Family History
Budai Name Meaning
Hungarian: habitational name for someone from Buda the former capital of Hungary which now forms part of Budapest. There are other places so called in Heves and Zala counties and in former Kolozs County in Transylvania (now in Romania) which may also have given rise to the surname. The etymology of the placename is uncertain: it is probably a derivative of Bod or Bud a personal name of Turkish origin (see Boda ). This surname is also found in Romania and Slovakia. Compare Buday .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022